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  1. June 19, 2022University of Waterloo Entrepreneurial PhD Fellowship Applications Open 
    Students around desk

    In keeping with its position as Canada’s top Innovation University, today, the University of Waterloo launches its Entrepreneurial Ph.D. Fellowship pilot. These new fellowships will support outstanding, business-minded doctoral students who are interested in commercializing their research.  

  2. June 19, 2022The Wicked Problem of Climate Change: A pilot interdisciplinary course offers teaching opportunity to doctoral candidates
    The Wicked Problem of Climate Change

    In winter 2023 a pilot, interdisciplinary undergraduate course will be team-taught by a group of doctoral candidates from the University of Waterloo. It will focus on the Wicked Problem of Climate Change and will provide undergraduate students with a classroom experience where the academic content spans disciplinary boundaries.

    The team will spend the fall 2022 term designing the course by working with each other and with mentors in the Beta Teaching Innovation Incubator (up to 10 hours a week, equivalent to a TAship).

  3. May 27, 2022Celebrating doctoral graduates at an exclusive virtual celebration and in-person reception
    Speakers at the spring 2022 doctoral graduate celebration

    On Thursday, May 26, 2022 Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) hosted an exclusive virtual celebration, to honour the doctoral graduating class of spring 2022. PhD graduands, their supervisors and guests were welcome to attend. The virtual event featured speeches by:

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  1. June 28, 2022Behind the scenes, a journey to convocation
    convocation hall uwaterloo

    This spring, 1250+ degrees and diplomas were presented to graduate students who achieved the culmination of their hard work and celebrated their convocation ceremony. However, students are not the only ones who worked hard to get to this day!  In this blog post, I will share with you some of the "behind the scenes” work that staff and faculty across campus manage, to make convocation a remarkable celebration for you.

  2. Apr. 7, 2022Growing, with data as our fertile soil
    Graduate Students, Voice Your Opinion

  3. Mar. 21, 2022Let’s connect!

    Welcome to the first edition of what we’re calling GRADblog – a place for us in Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) to share with our friends and colleagues’ info on current initiatives and events of importance to graduate students and the graduate community.

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